You know we have been strongly advised by church leaders to have food storage. But what if you don’t have a lot of extra room to store items? What do you do then?
Perhaps one of the biggest problems that people face when beginning a food storage system is limited space. Lack of space can be a big problem when you are trying to be prepared. But with a little ingenuity and imagination, you will find that it really isn’t as difficult as you may suspect.
The first thing that you will need to do is to look around your home for any wasted space. Even those who live in apartments will find places that they are not using. Now that you have looked everything over, look again. There are sure to be several places that you are not utilizing that can be used for storing extra food and supplies.
How about under your bed? If you are not using this space, it would be very simple to place some cases of canned food items there. Or perhaps you would prefer to place items such as toilet paper under your bed. The important thing is not so much what you place under your bed, but that you are looking and using the empty spaces that are available to you.
Do you have end tables or a coffee table in your living room? How about the space under them? Are you utilizing that space? You can always cover these tables with a nice tablecloth so that your storage doesn’t show. And you will rest easy knowing that you are a little more prepared than you were previously.
When looking for extra space for food storage and other storage, think of any of the possible places that you may not have thought of before. Look up. Look down. Look left. Look right. You will find that there are several places that you can stash one or two items. It doesn’t need to be cases and cases of items. Emergency storage is done one can or package at a time. Break things up if you need to. Go vertical. Build a few shelves. Just do it. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, you will be grateful that you have at least some of the necessary items in your home. And you will be blessed for obeying the counsel of our church leaders.